The areas of once untamed marshland around Whittlesey where once a place feared by those who attempted to cross its pathways during the hours of darkness. The wind whispered through the ancient reed beds and thickets of alder and willow trees, The firm ground would have often have been hard to distinguish from the swamp that lay in wait its victim.
Many a lone unwary traveller would never have been seen or heard of again after attempting to cross the marshlands. One wrong step would have them sucked down into the bottomless dark mud as they gasped for their final breath of air.
ghostly flickering lights where often seen by locals and travellers at night known to the locals as Jack of lanterns, Will o the wisp or Jenny burnt ashes that would lead those that where good of heart to safety over the marshes and those of a dark heart would be lead deeper into the marshes to meet their untimely death.
Legend tells us of these strange marsh lights as being evil creatures with lanterns on their backs or fairy lantern bearers. It was once said that to whistle whilst crossing theses lands at night would most surely conjure up these glowing creatures. The only way to hold of an attack by these creatures was to lie face down, hold your breath and hope upon hope that they would leave you alone.
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